Amphetamine

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  1. Amphetamine Benefits & Uses
  2. Amphetamine Dosage & How to Take
  3. Amphetamine Side Effects
  4. Amphetamine Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Amphetamine with Other Drugs
  6. Amphetamine Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Amphetamine
  8. Amphetamine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Amphetamine Benefits & Uses

Amphetamine is used to treat the following -

  1. ADHD
  2. Narcolepsy Primary
  3. Obesity

Amphetamine Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Amphetamine

Amphetamine

Amphetamine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Amphetamine is used -

  1. Insomnia Mild
  2. Restlessness
  3. Tremor
  4. Behavioural Changes
  5. Dizziness Mild
  6. Hallucinations
  7. Headache Mild
  8. Blurred vision
  9. Palpitations (fluttering in chest)
  10. Metallic taste in mouth
  11. Abdominal Pain Mild
  12. Diarrhoea
  13. Urticaria

Amphetamine Related Warnings

Is the use of Amphetamine safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Amphetamine. It is best to stop taking Amphetamine immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.

Moderate

Is the use of Amphetamine safe during breastfeeding?

Taking Amphetamine may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Amphetamine should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

Severe

What is the effect of Amphetamine on the Kidneys?

Amphetamine is completely safe for kidneys.

Safe

What is the effect of Amphetamine on the Liver?

There are no any side effects of Amphetamine on the liver.

Safe

What is the effect of Amphetamine on the Heart?

Amphetamine has very mild side effects on the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Amphetamine with Other Drugs

Amphetamine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Amphetamine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Amphetamine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Bipolar Disorder
  2. Depression
  3. Heart Disease
  4. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  5. Hyperthyroidism
  6. Tourette Syndrome
  7. Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
  8. Bulimia Nervosa
  9. Liver Disease
  10. Kidney Disease
  11. Glaucoma
  12. Seizures

Frequently asked Questions about Amphetamine

Is this Amphetamine habit forming or addictive?

Yes, Amphetamine can get addictive. Consume it only after doctor's advise.

Yes

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

After taking Amphetamine you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Yes, Amphetamine is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Amphetamine cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

No

Amphetamine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Amphetamine

You can take Amphetamine with food.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Amphetamine

Consuming Amphetamine with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

Severe
This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Adderall XR® (mixed salts of a single-entity amphetamine product- dextroamphetamine sulfate, dextroamphetamine saccharate, amphetamine aspartate monohydrate, amphetamine sulfate)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 134-135
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